​Wandering with Thierry Rabotin’s Walker Moccasin

Feb 5th 2019

The classic driving moccasin is reimagined with luxury Italian sensibility for ultimate comfort and undeniable style during travel.

The moccasin has a colorful history dating back more than two centuries ago. Taking its name from the Algonquian word maskisina, this shoe is characterized by a simple silhouette that was essential to protecting feet from freezing temperatures. In the 60’s, it evolved to suit modern lifestyles with distinct modifications that accommodated the increased popularity of sports car ownership. Designed with sumptuous comfort and flexibility in mind, a tactile sole was added to improve traction and durability for its male wearers. Now it’s a style worn and beloved by all. Thierry Rabotin’s answer to this perennial favorite is the Walker, a laidback yet refined driving moccasin for women that’s lightweight and adaptable in all seasons.

Walker is casual luxury in three fun colors constructed out of fine Italian suede using the coveted sacchetto technique. It rivals the typical driving flat with its streamlined fit, and is fully optimized for all-day comfort as facilitated by a round toe and soft heel counter. The classic black and ‘brick’ red options feature contrasted outsoles and white stitching. The ‘sky cream’ version is updated with a contemporary twist. Its color-blocked upper is a lighthearted combination of blue, a white vamp, and a black sole. It’s then completed with a moisture-absorbing nappa leather interior and a signature blue footbed. Priced at an unbelievable $295, Walker is a game-changer and sure to become the mainstay that you need in your closet.

Walker from Thierry Rabotin -- Hanig's Footwear

Thierry Rabotin’s Walker driving moccasin is our must-have shoe for a globetrotter’s lifestyle. Its versatility and sleek look complement a myriad of outfit choices, fits snugly in your luggage, and is adaptable in almost any climate. Heading somewhere sunny and tropical? Slip into the sky cream pair with seersucker shorts, a Panama hat, and a striped shirt open at the collar. Opt for a denim jacket, sweatshirt, and chino culottes for a cool evening stroll. You’ll be effortlessly chic and ready for beachside hangouts in either ensemble. Choose the black option with a button-down tunic dress and a fringed leather shoulder bag for a relaxed look that oozes a mature coolness. You can even dress them up with a knit bodycon skirt and an oversized blouse for a candlelit dinner. Just add your favorite jewels to make yourself that much more alluring. We love the brick red with medium wash jeans, a printed t-shirt, and a draped kimono. It makes the perfect transitional look to get you back to the airport at the end of a well-deserved vacation.

Discover the new Walker driving moccasin in three exciting color combinations at Hanig’s. Try on your favorite at either one of our conveniently located stores in suburban Wilmette at the Plaza del Lago shopping center or downtown on Michigan Avenue and Delaware Place in Chicago. Shop our entire selection of Thierry Rabotin flats, boots, and sandals from the comfort of your home at Receive complimentary UPS ground shipping with every order you place $99.90 and over!